The only way through is full of crimes and rivers. There are also mirrors that plead incomprehension. It’s better not to remember the cat clinging to the fiddle or the word scribbled in yellow on the surgical site. The last time anyone looked elements of the Soviet security apparatus remained. I point as a substitute for speaking. Someone who shouldn’t have got it gets an injection. The bride and groom close their eyes when they kiss. After a week, spasms.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. He is also the author of numerous chapbooks, including The Devil’s Fuzzy Slippers from Flutter Press and Personal Myths from Writing Knights Press. He has two other chapbooks forthcoming, Fog Area from Dog on a Chain Press and The Death of Me from Pig Ear Press. In addition, he is editor of twenty20 journal and co-publisher of White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely and co-editor of cur-ren-cy with Wisely and F. John Sharp.